The summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla is until today, a popular hill station getaway, located in the State of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Sitting resplendent at 8000 feet (2438 metres) and surrounded by 23 acres of fragrant cedar forest is Wildflower Hall - the magnificent former residence of Lord Kitchener.
THE OBEROI, WILDFLOWER HALL, SHIMLA IN THE HIMALAYAS
Wildflower Hall Chharabra Shimla - 171 012 Himachal Pradesh, India
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Shimla is known for its mild summers and long, chilly winters.
|Seasons of year||Season time||Maximum temperature||Minimum temperature||Rainfall|
|Summer||March to June||77°F (25°C)||66.2°F (19°C)||Nil|
|Winter||December to March||42.8°F (6°C)||28.4°F (-2°C)||Nil|
|Autumn||September to November||63°F (17°C)||45°F (7°C)||800 mm|
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If you are travelling to Shimla during the summer months, we recommend you wear comfortable clothing made from natural fabrics and carry a sweater or shawl for the evenings. During the winter months, you should pack woolens, coats, woolen hats, gloves and Snow Boots/ Shoes.
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